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Montreal Families

Botanical Garden lights up the night

This year, the Gardens of Light event at the Botanical Garden is renewed, offering a brand new journey that celebrates the moon. This lantern exhibition draws inspiration from three cultures: the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations gardens.

The Chinese Garden lights up hundreds of lanterns whisper the legend of Pangu, the giant who created the world. These new immersive and sensory experiences combine art, science, technology and emotion.

The Japanese pay close attention to the cycle of the seasons and take the time to admire the subtle or spectacular changes that occur in nature. Visitors can explore the cycle of the seasons in the garden’s various pavilions. Discover traditional Japanese paintings, walk through gardens set in soft lighting, and listen to musicians on Fridays and Saturdays. In the evenings,  a soft glow reveals the plants’ colours and textures, and emphasizes the elegance and harmony of the pavilions.

You’ll then be greeted by the magic of the First Nations Garden on an immersive and poetic journey to the heart of the seasons of life, together with the spirits of the river, fire, forest and wind.

erience highlighting the Sacred Tree. This giant poplar, which symbolizes the circle of life, will be lit up with different colours and projections, accompanied by a soundtrack that combines sounds of nature and a heartbeat meant to represent Mother Earth. On Saturdays, visitors will be able to hear legends told by Aboriginal storytellers and have the opportunity to watch 16 different short films from across Canada.

The Gardens of Light presentations run from September 3 to October 31, 2021 at the Botanical Garden, 4101 Sherbrooke St. E.

Tickets are $$16.50 per adult, $8.25 for kids 5-16 and free for those 4 and under.

For more information, visit espacepourlavie.ca.

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